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Sep 27 2010   11:31PM GMT

Meet the BlackBerry PlayBook



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Tags:
Adobe Flash
BlackBerry App World
BlackBerry PlayBook
DLNA
forward-facing camera
h.264
HMTL 5
microUSB
MPEG4
Multi-touch
rear-facing camera
Wi-Fi

Okay, so here comes something that may actually stand up to the iPad, and hopefully it does. Based on some of the specs below, how can it go wrong? I especially love the fact that it comes with HDMI out, Micro-USB, and streaming capabilities, I’m a big multimedia fan, and those things are a must on long plane rides!

  • Ideal for games, media, apps and everything the real Internet offers
  • Full Adobe® Flash® 10.1 enabled
  • Built-in support for HTML 5
  • No-compromise, beautiful rendering of text, graphics and video
  • 7″ LCD display, 1024 x 600 screen resolution
  • 5.1″ x 7.6″ x 0.4″ (130mm x 194mm x 10mm)
  • 0.9 lbs (400g)
  • Built-in microUSB connector
  • Multi-touch capacitive screen
  • Wi-Fi® 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Powerful, user-friendly QNX technology – it’s what the World Wide Web runs on
  • On-screen keyboard
  • True multi-tasking
  • Crystal clear HD display
  • Rich stereo sound
  • 3 MP high definition forward-facing camera
  • 5 MP high definition rear-facing camera
  • Codec support for superior media playback, creation and video calling
  • 1080p HD video; H.264, MPEG4, WMV HDMI video output
  • Micro USB, Micro HDMI, and DLNA media streaming

You have to check out this video![kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/eAaez_4m9mQ" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]

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